IPL

BEFORE +
AFTERCARE

Before your treatment:

  • Hair should be cleanly shaven.

  • Do not wear makeup on the treated area the day of treatment.

  • No sun-tanning or self-tanners (including healthy glow cream) 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Includes spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, sun exposure, etc.

  • Some medications or supplements may increase the risk bruising. .

  • No waxing, plucking or tweezing at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Some body parts may require a longer wait time.

  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin for 1-2 weeks prior to treatment (depilatories, harsh chemicals, etc.).

  • Notify us with any changes to  your health history or medications since your last appointment.

After your treatment:

  • Avoid sun exposure and use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen.

  • Redness and perifollicular edema (looks like a rash/bug bites) are common and resolve with time.

  • Bruising and swelling are less common but may occur and will resolve with time.​

  • Treated pigment will turn darker (brown to black) within 24-48 hours.

  • Do not pick at treated areas.

  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the face in approximately 1 week.

  • Treated pigment will exfoliate off the body in approximately 2-3 weeks.

  • Avoid heat – hot tubs, saunas, etc. for 1-2 days.

  • Avoid skin irritants (retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc. ) a few days post-treatment.

  • Notify us of any concerns (blistering, excessive redness/swelling, etc.)